Ryan P. Barry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Manchester, CT

Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC
989 Main St
Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: 860-200-3430
Fax: 860-645-7900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Criminal Defense (50%)
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Attorney Profile

Ryan P. Barry is the managing partner of Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC, in Manchester, Connecticut. A practicing attorney for over 20 years, Mr. Barry focuses his practice on personal injury and criminal defense law, serving clients throughout the greater Hartford area. 

Over his career, Mr. Barry has effectively represented individuals who have sustained a serious injury due to negligence or been charged with a crime. He has tried many cases before state and federal courts, obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients. In addition to his private clients, he is the town attorney for the Town of Manchester, Connecticut, and a corporator for United Bank and the Eastern Connecticut Health Network. 

After graduating with honors from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Barry earned his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He gained practical experience during law school by externing for a federal judge. Upon law school graduation, he practiced at a private Hartford-based law firm, concentrating his practice on civil and commercial litigation.

Active in various professional organizations, Mr. Barry belongs to the Manchester Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. He holds licenses to practice law before all Connecticut state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

In honor of his accomplishments, Mr. Barry was named a life fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. Outside of the legal world, he serves his community in many ways, volunteering with various organizations and sitting on several local boards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Ryan P. Barry

Admitted: 2000, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.bbsattorneys.com/our-team/ryan-p-barry/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • St. James School Foundation, Board of Directors, Member, 2017-present
  • United Bank, Corporator
  • St. James Church, Member
  • Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Cub Scouts Leadership Committee Member for Troop 144, 2013-2015
  • Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Corporator
  • Manchester Community College, Member, Regional Advisory Board
  • Giants Neck Improvement Corporation, Board of Directors, Member
  • Democratic State Convention, Rules Committee, Member, 2018
  • Manchester Democratic Town Committee, Executive Committee, Member
  • Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, Commissioner, 2013-present
  • Youth Basketball and Baseball Coach in Manchester
  • Manchester Little League, Board of Directors, Member, 2018-present
  • Task Force to Examine the Methods to Reduce Costs to Extradite, Member, 2015-2016 (appointed by President of the Senate)
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Fellow
  • Connecticut House of Representatives, Member, 2003-2011; Member of Committees on Judiciary, Finance, and Banks, Co-Chair, 2008-2011

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Connecticut Council of Bar Presidents, Member
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA), Member, 2013-present
  • Connecticut Court Visitation Program, Courtroom Tour Guide (appointed by Judicial Branch)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2014
  • Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys (CAMA), Member, 2010-present
  • American Bar Association, Member of Litigation Section Committee on Class Action Derivatives Suits and Committee on Ethics and Professionalism
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member of Class Action Litigation Group, Member of Personal Jurisdiction Litigation Group, Member of Insurance Law Section, and Member of Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2000
  • Statewide Grievance Committee, Member, 2020
  • Connecticut, 2000
  • American Association for Justice, 2020
  • American Bar Association, 2020
  • CT Bar Association, 2020

Educational Background

  • University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: cum laude, 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Comment, Connecticut Law Review, Author, ERISA's Purpose: The Conveyance of Information from Trustee to Beneficiary, Connecticut Law Review, 1999
  • “End Distracted Driving,” presentation sponsored by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, for the benefit of Manchester High School students
  • Manchester Town Attorney, Opinion Regarding Filling a Vacancy in the Office of the Mayor, April 14, 2014

Honors/Awards

  • James Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2019

Representative Clients

  • City of Middletown, 2020
  • Town of Manchester, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Gas
  • Higher Education
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Office Location for Ryan P. Barry

989 Main St
Manchester, CT 06040

Phone: 860-200-3430

Fax: 860-645-7900

Last Updated: 4/26/2021

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